Rushmore (1998)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 5/5

PROS –
1) A very peculiar love-triangle with hilarious consequences.
2) Jason Schwartzman as Max Fischer. The entire character of Max is intriguing. School’s most extracurricularly active and least academic student.
3) Wes Anderson movies are known for three things. Deadpan comedy, symmetrical compositions in cinematography, and the soundtrack from the 60s & 70s. This movie excelled in all 3 departments.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Herman Blume: She’s in love with a dead guy anyway.

The Cable Guy (1996)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR –0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Somebody to Love

 

Cons –
1) Definitely “NOT” a comedy.
2) Too dark plot.
3) Boring
4) Jim Carrey’s talent wasted
5) “Cape Fear” minus bloodshed

 

Quote –
You can watch the Louvre on one channel or watch female mud-wrestling on another. You can do your shopping at home or play Mortal Kombat with a friend in Vietnam.

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight in Paris

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Paris – One of the best portrayal of this city by any director.
2) Sticking to the fantasy adventure theme instead of a hangover dream.
3) Owen Wilson best role to date.
4) Marion Cottilard
5) The awesome ensemble cast.
6) “Gabrielle” – Though not disclosed in the film, Owen Wilson did ask her that she was too young to know all about that music. It appears she is from the future and spending  2010 as her “Golden-Era”.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“We all fear death and question our place in the universe. The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.”

Zoolander (2001)

Zoolander

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 3 /5

Pros –
1)Mugatu
2)Magnum
3)Also Sprach Zarathustra
4)David Bowie
5)The Walk-Off

 

Cons –
1)Frat Pack failed to generate too many laughs

 

Quote –
“Mugatu: Oh, I’m sorry, did my pin get in the way of your ass ?”

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Starsky & Hutch

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Huggy Bear and
2) Iconic Gran Torino
3) The dance-off scene with Patton Oswalt commentary
4) Will Ferrell as Big Earl

Cons –
1) Vince Vaughn as Reese

 

Quote –
Starsky: In Bay City, when you cross the line, your nuts are mine.